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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527294/activation-of-hypoxia-signaling-in-stromal-progenitors-impairs-kidney-development
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Katharina Gerl, Dominik Steppan, Michaela Fuchs, Charlotte Wagner, Carsten Willam, Armin Kurtz, Birgül Kurt
Intrauterine hypoxia is a reason for impaired kidney development. The cellular and molecular pathways along which hypoxia exerts effects on nephrogenesis are not well understood. They are likely triggered by hypoxia-inducible transcription factors (HIFs), and their effects appear to be dependent on the cell compartment contributing to kidney formation. In this study, we investigated the effects of HIF activation in the developing renal stroma, which also essentially modulates nephron development from the metanephric mesenchyme...
May 17, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523045/frequency-of-nutritional-anemia-among-female-medical-students-of-faisalabad
#2
Shireen Jawed, Sundus Tariq, Saba Tariq, Anwar Kamal
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Anemia is a common health problem worldwide. This problem is most commonly faced by 18 to 25 years of females. Medical students especially female hostelites poses high risk of anemia because of their poor eating habits, breakfast skipping, long schedule in college, burden of medical studies, clinical postings, and extra-curricular activities. Therefore the current study was designed to determine the hemoglobin status in young female medical students. We also elucidate its association with BMI...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514321/patient-blood-management-in-major-orthopedic-surgery-less-erythropoietin-and-more-iron
#3
Emmanuel Rineau, Alexandra Stoyanov, Emmanuel Samson, Laurent Hubert, Sigismond Lasocki
Erythropoietin (EPO) is proposed preoperatively to reduce blood transfusion in anemic patients (hemoglobin < 13 g/dL) scheduled for a major orthopedic surgery. New intravenous iron formulations allow infusion of higher doses, increasing EPO response. In that context, we evaluated in a before-after study (n = 62 and 65 patients for each period) a new EPO administration protocol (2 injections 4 and 3 weeks before surgery, and a third if hemoglobin <13 g/dL instead of <15 g/dL 2 weeks before surgery)...
May 12, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510276/canine-reticulocyte-hemoglobin-content-ret-he-in-different-types-of-iron-deficient-erythropoiesis
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Jannika Fuchs, Andreas Moritz, Esther Grußendorf, Jörg Lechner, Felix Neuerer, Rafael Nickel, Thomas Rieker, Claudia Schwedes, Dennis B DeNicola, James Russell, Natali Bauer
BACKGROUND: Reticulocyte hemoglobin content (RET-He) is a diagnostic marker for iron deficiency (ID) in people and dogs. OBJECTIVES: The aim of our study was to evaluate the clinical utility of RET-He in the diagnosis of different causes of iron-deficient erythropoiesis (IDE). METHODS: Canine CBCs were separated into 2 groups according to RET-He values, < 20.9 pg or ≥ 20.9 pg. Erythrocyte and reticulocyte variables were compared between dogs with decreased and normal RET-He values...
May 16, 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492201/erratum-determination-of-toral-antioxidant-capacity-of-saliva-in-sickle-cell-anemic-patients-a-cross-sectional-study
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April 2017: Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492007/colchicine-may-assist-in-reducing-granulation-tissue-in-junctional-epidermolysis-bullosa
#6
Minhee Kim, Swaranjali Jain, Adam G Harris, Dedee F Murrell
Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a rare, inherited blistering genodermatosis. Patients with junctional EB (JEB) due to LAMB3 mutations have widespread blisters and erosions of skin, mucosae, and nails, creating significant physical, emotional, and psychosocial burdens. Here we report the use of colchicine for ameliorating hypergranulating wounds in a 41-year-old female with JEB generalized intermediate. Her skin wounds and granulation tissue gradually exacerbated under silicone dressings such that she became profoundly anemic...
June 2016: International Journal of Women's Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490515/the-effect-of-oral-iron-with-or-without-multiple-micronutrients-on-hemoglobin-concentration-and-hemoglobin-response-among-nonpregnant-cambodian-women-of-reproductive-age-a-2-x-2-factorial-double-blind-randomized-controlled-supplementation-trial
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Crystal D Karakochuk, Mikaela K Barker, Kyly C Whitfield, Susan I Barr, Suzanne M Vercauteren, Angela M Devlin, Jennifer A Hutcheon, Lisa A Houghton, Sophonneary Prak, Kroeun Hou, Tze Lin Chai, Ame Stormer, Sokhoing Ly, Robyn Devenish, Christian Oberkanins, Helene Pühringer, Kimberly B Harding, Luz M De-Regil, Klaus Kraemer, Tim J Green
Background: Despite a high prevalence of anemia among nonpregnant Cambodian women, current reports suggest that iron deficiency (ID) prevalence is low. If true, iron supplementation will not be an effective anemia reduction strategy.Objective: We measured the effect of daily oral iron with or without multiple micronutrients (MMNs) on hemoglobin concentration in nonpregnant Cambodian women screened as anemic.Design: In this 2 × 2 factorial, double-blind, randomized trial, nonpregnant women (aged 18-45 y) with hemoglobin concentrations ≤117 g/L (capillary blood) were recruited from 26 villages in Kampong Chhnang province and randomly assigned to receive 12 wk of iron (60 mg; Fe group), MMNs (14 other micronutrients; MMN group), iron plus MMNs (Fe+MMN group), or placebo capsules...
May 10, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486542/association-between-menarche-and-iron-deficiency-in-non-anemic-young-women
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Deepa L Sekhar, Laura E Murray-Kolb, Allen R Kunselman, Carol S Weisman, Ian M Paul
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of iron deficiency (ID) among non-pregnant, reproductive-age US women significantly exceeds rates among males. In clinical practice ID screening relies on hemoglobin, a late-stage indicator of ID. As a single, low-cost laboratory test to diagnose ID before anemia develops is lacking, the study objective was to improve ID screening by identifying risk factors among non-anemic, iron-deficient reproductive age women. METHODS: Cross-sectional data were from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2003-2010...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486023/red-blood-cell-transfusion-guided-by-near-infrared-spectroscopy-in-neurocritically-ill-patients-with-moderate-or-severe-anaemia
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Santiago Ramón Leal-Noval, Victoria Arellano-Orden, Manuel Múñoz-Gómez, Aurelio Cayuela, Antonio Marín-Caballos, María D Rincón-Ferrari, Claudio García-Alfaro, Rosario Amaya-Villar, Manuel Casado-Méndez, Reginald Dusseck, Francisco Murillo-Cabezas
In neurocritically ill patients (NCPs), the use of hemoglobin level as the sole indicator for red blood cell transfusion (RBCT) can result in under- or over-transfusion. This randomised controlled trial was conducted to ascertain whether a transcranial oxygen saturation (rSO2) threshold, as measured by near-infrared spectroscopy, reduces RBCT requirements in anemic NCPs (closed traumatic brain injury, subarachnoid or intracerebral hemorrhage), compared to a hemoglobin threshold alone. Patients with hemoglobin 70-100 g/L received RBCTs to attain an rSO2 >60% (rSO2 arm) or to maintain hemoglobin between 85 and 100 g/L (hemoglobin arm)...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475591/ketoanalogues-supplementation-decreases-dialysis-and-mortality-risk-in-patients-with-anemic-advanced-chronic-kidney-disease
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Che-Hsiung Wu, Ya-Wen Yang, Szu-Chun Hung, Ko-Lin Kuo, Kwan-Dun Wu, Vin-Cent Wu, Tsung-Cheng Hsieh
BACKGROUND: The benefit of alpha-Ketoanalogues (KA) supplementation for chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients that followed low-protein diet (LPD) remains undetermined. METHODS: We extracted longitudinal data for all CKD patients in the Taiwan National Health Insurance from January 1, 2000 through December 31, 2010. A total of 1483 patients with anemic advanced CKD treated with LPD, who started KA supplementation, were enrolled in this study. We analyzed the risks of end stage renal disease and all-cause mortality using Cox proportional hazard models with influential drugs as time-dependent variables...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475298/a-modified-noninvasive-screening-protocol-for-pulmonary-hypertension-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease-who-should-be-sent-for-invasive-evaluation
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Christian Lilje, Jordan Harry, Kelly K Gajewski, Renee V Gardner
BACKGROUND: Invasive studies have shown that prevalence and severity of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) tend to be overestimated if based exclusively on Doppler-derived tricuspid regurgitant velocity (TRV) as surrogate noninvasive marker with a cutoff ≥2.5 m/s. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to better define a subgroup of pediatric SCD patients who should be sent for invasive evaluation of pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) based on a modified echocardiographic PH screening protocol that implements evidence from Doppler-catheter comparative studies...
May 5, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473900/molecular-characterization-and-phylogenetic-analysis-of-feline-hemoplasmas-in-domestic-cats-in-iran
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Fereshteh Ghazisaeedi, Nahid Atyabi, Taghi Zahraei Salehi, Iraj Ashrafi Tamai, Saeid Tabatabaei, Solmaz Chegeni
Three known feline hemoplasmas are Mycoplsama haemofelis, 'CandidatusMycoplasma haemominutum' and 'CandidatusMycoplasma turicensis'. They are described as cause of feline infectious anemia in domestic and wild felids. Other blood parasites or blood-related pathogens like concurrent retroviral infections may deteriorate the clinical condition and severity of anemia. The aims of this study were molecular characterization and phylogenetic analysis of hemoplasmas in domestic cats in Iran for the first time. Blood samples were collected from 185 healthy and diseased domestic cats...
2017: Veterinary Research Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473191/anemia-in-diabetes-experience-of-a-single-treatment-center-in-kuwait
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Faisal Alsayegh, Mohammad Waheedi, Tania Bayoud, Asma Al Hubail, Faisal Al-Refaei, Prem Sharma
AIMS: Diabetes mellitus is the most common metabolic disorder in Kuwait. Anemia is a known outcome of diabetes and its related complications. This study examined the prevalence of anemia in diabetic subjects in Kuwait as well as any association between the presence of anemia with Hemoglobin A1c and diabetes complications. METHODS: The study subjects were diabetic patients with complete records and two or more visits at Dasman Diabetes Institute. Patient's data included demographics, complications, medications and laboratory results...
May 1, 2017: Primary Care Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470853/role-of-red-blood-cells-in-the-anemia-associated-bleeding-under-high-shear-conditions
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H Yaoi, Y Shida, K Ogiwara, K Hosokawa, M Shima, K Nogami
BACKGROUND: Red blood cells (RBCs) contribute to hemostasis under blood-flow, and anemia might contribute to a hemorrhagic diathesis. The majority of current laboratory techniques to assess hemostasis do not consider the effects of RBCs. An assay to determine the role of RBCs in hemostasis could be beneficial for clinical management. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the influence of RBCs in hemostasis. METHODS: Hemostasis was investigated using a novel microchip flow-chamber system (T-TAS(®) ) in an anemic patient with von Willebrand disease...
May 4, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467452/prevalence-of-anemia-and-associated-factors-in-children-living-in-urban-and-rural-settings-from-bata-district-equatorial-guinea-2013
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Policarpo Ncogo, Maria Romay-Barja, Agustin Benito, Pilar Aparicio, Gloria Nseng, Pedro Berzosa, Maria A Santana-Morales, Matilde Riloha, Basilio Valladares, Zaida Herrador
Anemia in children under 5 years of age is a global public health problem. According to the World Health Organization the current rate of anemia among preschool aged children in Equatorial Guinea is 66%. No information is available above this age. The cross-sectional Prevamal Survey was conducted in 2013 aimed at providing baseline data on malaria prevalence in children aged 2 months-15 years old. Sampling was carried out with the use of a multistage, stratified cluster strategy in the district of Bata, Equatorial Guinea...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467014/the-exception-to-marriot-s-sign
#16
Vivek Reddy, Shanker Kundumadam, Pradeep Kathi, Kunwardeep Dhillon, Hibah Ismail, Gautam Anem
Differentiation of a wide complex arrhythmia can pose as a clinical challenge in the acute care setting. Two broad differentials exist including ventricular tachycardia versus supraventricular tachycardia with aberrancy, underlying bundle branch block or intrinsic conduction defect. To aid in distinguishing between supraventricular tachycardia and ventricular tachycardia, Brugada criteria is commonly used, albeit new algorithms have become more common. Marriott's sign, a taller peak in the first R wave when compared to R' is considered a specific criterion for distinguishing between these two entities and strongly favors the diagnosis of ventricular tachycardia...
May 3, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456481/significance-of-anemia-in-outcomes-after-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-for-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer
#17
John M McGrane, David J Humes, Austin G Acheson, Fiona Minear, James M D Wheeler, Catherine J Walter
BACKGROUND: Approximately one quarter of patients receiving neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NCRT) for locally advanced rectal cancer will be anemic at presentation. The outcomes of these anemic patients have historically been less favorable. We assessed the potential of anemia to act as an independent biomarker for a poor prognosis in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective, observational study of consecutive patients with locally advanced rectal adenocarcinoma who underwent NCRT from 2004 to 2009 at 3 English National Health Service trusts...
March 24, 2017: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445440/micronutrient-status-among-pregnant-women-in-zinder-niger-and-risk-factors-associated-with-deficiency
#18
K Ryan Wessells, Césaire T Ouédraogo, Rebecca R Young, M Thierno Faye, Alex Brito, Sonja Y Hess
Anemia and micronutrient (MN) deficiencies in pregnant women are associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. In Niger, 58.6% of pregnant women are anemic; however, MN statuses are unknown. The study objectives were to estimate the prevalence of MN deficiencies among pregnant women in Zinder, Niger and explore associated risk factors. Pregnant women living in randomly selected rural villages (n = 88) were included. Capillary and venous blood samples (n = 770) were analyzed for hemoglobin (Hb) and plasma ferritin, soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR), zinc (pZn), retinol binding protein (RBP), folate and vitamin B12...
April 26, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442940/prevalence-of-anemia-and-its-associated-factors-among-pregnant-women-receiving-antenatal-care-at-aymiba-health-center-northwest-ethiopia
#19
Fikir Asrie
INTRODUCTION: Anemia is a global public health problem in both developing and developed countries; ~1.62 billion people suffer from anemia, and pregnant women are the most susceptible to it. The main aim of the present study was to assess the prevalence of anemia and associated risk factors among pregnant women receiving antenatal care at Aymiba Health Center, northwest Ethiopia. METHODS AND MATERIALS: An institution-based cross-sectional study was conducted at Aymiba Health Center from January to March 2015...
2017: Journal of Blood Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441828/-clinical-analysis-of-seven-cases-of-pulmonary-malignant-tumors-in-children
#20
D Xu, Z M Chen, W Z Gu, Y S Wang, M X Huang, L F Tang, Y Y Zhang, Y Jiang
Objective: To understand the clinical manifestation, imaging characteristics and outcomes of pulmonary malignant tumors in children. Method: We retrospectively collected information about seven cases of pulmonary malignant tumors in children in our hospital from Jan 2010 to Dec 2016. The information included clinical manifestation, imaging characteristics, pathologic results, and treatment. Result: (1) All the seven patients firstly visited pediatric internal medicine departments. Symptoms included cough (n=6), dyspnea (n=4), fever (n=2), anorexia (n=2), chest tightness (n=1), chest pain (n=1), lameness (n=1), abdominal distension and constipation (n=1)...
April 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
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